DO. LEARN. GROW.
8-Week technical crash courses to jumpstart your creativity.
Sessions from 6PM-8PM, once per week.
Fall 2018 Primers start October 15, 2018.
All classes $379.
Mondays 6-8PM / Instructor: Chelsea Chorpenning
This course focuses on both technical and aesthetic considerations of how to take, edit, post, and share photos to enrich your creative passions and professional engagements. Learn to use photography to show (and not just talk about!) how you see the world, what subjects resonate with you, and how you choose to engage yourself— be it through activism, fashion, design, food, architecture, the outdoors, yoga and wellness, etc. During the course, you will explore what images mean in relation to both their subject matter and the channels through which we view them, as well as how photography techniques guide viewers’ interpretations. Participants in the course will complete applied exercises and projects geared toward visual storytelling and cultivating an intentional and technically informed approach to grow your audience.
Chelsea Chorpenning is a professional lifestyle photographer whose work includes a blend of editorial portraiture, fine art, and photojournalism. Her passion for photography began with her first film camera in high school, which led to her work at the International Center of Photography in New York City and her photo studies at the San Francisco Art Institute. She is drawn to documenting both the details and scope of the environment and finding unique beauty in the natural and material world. Chelsea’s clients include Cosmopolitan Magazine, Under Armour, Natalie Uhling Fitness, Vita Coco, The Little Nell, UC Health, Westword, Olay, Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa, Chameleon Cold Brew, Vita HUAWEI Global, Taza, Puma, Halcyon Hotel, Quaker Oats.
Smart Social Branding
Tuesdays 6-8PM / Instructor: Laura Peuquet
Social media is a necessary beast for any creative’s brand. Whether you are building up a side hustle, working towards that dream job, or operating an army of one, your digital identity can be a constant burden or a well-oiled machine that helps you grow. Learn how to curate content strategically so that you reach the right audience at the right time while always reinforcing your brand on Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest, or your own blog. Take this course to tighten up your brand identity, learn how to curate memorable and sharable content, and develop a successful strategy that aligns with your needs and goals. Come ready with branding ideas and new projects and leave already implementing your strategy with confidence.
Laura Peuquet is a writer, brand strategist, and content creator helping clients hone their branding and messaging through her business Lolly Creative. Her approach to work is built on cultivating authentic, lasting relationships with clients and key audiences through community building. Across her education and experience, Laura’s focus is words—whether teaching people how to use them in writing or speaking, studying how people think about them and choose them, or using them to craft targeted messages and motivate action. Laura brings over a decade of experience teaching linguistics, psychology, and communications courses at University of Florida, Flagler College, and University of Colorado Denver in addition to her work with clients like Big History Project, Chef Ann Foundation, Boulder County Farmers Markets, and LEVO. Her deep and nuanced understanding of how best to use language helps grow audiences and make change.
Studio to Stage
Wednesdays 6-8PM / Instructor: Aaron Holstein (VibeSquaD)
So you like to write and produce music, eh? Awesome! Back in the day, musicians would hone their performance of new songs first and then bring the finished work into the studio to record. But that’s all backwards by today’s standards. This course is designed for the contemporary musician, songwriter, and producer who does all the creative work in the studio and then translates each track for the stage. Participants will learn a variety of workflows + hardware and software tools that can help you turn your exquisite recordings into a captivating stage performance. Come learn how to perform seemingly layered and complicated arrangements in ways that highlight your musicianship— be it on new instruments or old. All styles of technologically informed music are welcome.
Aaron Holstein is a musician, audio producer, photo and video creator, and educator based in Colorado. Over the past 10 years, Aaron’s primary electronic project, VibeSquaD, has released 7 full length albums, 8 EPS and countless singles and remixes and has done extensive worldwide touring performing this music live. Also, as a founding member of the all improvisational live electronic band, Zilla, Aaron has been able to experiment with a wide variety of modern and classic musical equipment and explore many different performance possibilities. In addition, Aaron teaches a course at Naropa University (Boulder, CO) called “Producing Music with Ableton Live”. Aaron has a passion for both creating and performing music and over 25 years of experience doing both professionally.